Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has decided to channel more than $7.3 million in tax increment financing toward a “bus rapid transit” line downtown, according to transportation and economic-development officials.The money will combine with an announced $24.6 m
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley wanted to make Chicago the greenest city in America. He got a lot of credit for being environmentally friendly but the record turned out to be mixed: more green roofs but still no city-wide recycling.
Chicago's mayor on Monday will sit through the first of two public meetings on the city's budget. Rahm Emanuel must find a way to close a deficit estimated to top $600 million.The meetings - Monday evening in the Englewood neighborhood and Wednesday evening in West Town - are not a new idea.